Tae Yoon was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. After studying writing in college, he made a career for himself working in the NYC food and restaurant industry.
His industry expertise and dedication to writing was chronicled in a personal writing project he published for fifteen years from 2006 to 2021.
He began contributing to VICE in 2013, in addition to their food channel MUNCHIES at its launch in 2014. His writing has also appeared in them., Eater, Gothamist, and Edible Queens.
Tae currently works at Thrillist as the Senior Editor of East Coast city verticals. He oversees Thrillist NYC, Thrillist Boston, Thrillist DC, and Thrillist Philly, and was also a mentor in the 2022 Vox Media Writers Workshop.